Ponyville is a town in Equestria. the main setting of the series My Little Pony Friendship is Magic . and home to the leading characters. Ponyville is first featured in the first episode and is the setting for most of the episodes.
Depiction in the series
A map of Ponyville's surrounding area.
Geographical location and features
Friendship is Magic is the first episode to show that Ponyville is bordered by the Everfree Forest. In Dragonshy. a mountain is within walking distance of the town.
Canterlot 's mountain is visible from the town. A map that Granny Smith shows in the episode Family Appreciation Day portrays Ponyville's location relative to Cloudsdale. Canterlot, and the Everfree Forest. The episode MMMystery on the Friendship Express takes place on a train going from Ponyville to Canterlot. In The Best Night Ever. the main characters travel to Canterlot in a horse-drawn carriage.
In a scene in The Mysterious Mare Do Well. the camera pans to show the river that flows through Ponyville. A hydroelectric dam is situated near the edge of a waterfall, upstream of the town.
According to Lauren Faust. Ponyville was originally named "Fillydelphia."
Princess Celestia pointing to the land that would become Ponyville.
Granny Smith describes the founding of Ponyville to a class of foals in the episode Family Appreciation Day. She recounts how when she was just a filly, her family were pilgrims and made a living by "collecting new seeds and sellin' the old." When they came to Canterlot. Princess Celestia granted the Apple Family land near the Everfree Forest. where Granny Smith and her family planted their first orchard. Granny Smith describes how they soon ran out of food because
"an orchard don't grow overnight." One night, she ventured into the Everfree Forest by herself to look for food. She discovered "the most incredible" apple trees that bore rainbow-colored apples. When the filly returned home with a bag full of them, she and her father planted the first Zap apple seeds. Drawn in by the jam made from the unique fruit, other ponies started coming to the land, such as Stinkin' Rich. Diamond Tiara 's grandfather, who started a small market that sold Zap Apple Jam. Granny Smith concludes the story of the founding of Ponyville by saying, "And before we knew it, we had ourselves a nice little town, bustling with all kinds of ponies."
Because the town was founded by Earth ponies. they had to clean up winter by hoof instead of by magic. In the present day, Ponyville still does the "Winter Wrap-up" as a town tradition; in Winter Wrap Up. Twilight says Ponyville has done this for "hundreds of years."
In Magic Duel , Trixie took over Ponyville after exiling Twilight Sparkle. She put up several statues and flags of herself all over town and forced the citizens to do labor for her or face punishment. The town returned to normal at the end of the episode when Twilight beat Trixie in a rematch duel.
In Simple Ways. the ponies of the town celebrate the Ponyville Days Festival, which commemorates the town's founding. A "pony of ceremonies" is selected to organize the event according to a theme of their choosing.
Ponyville's flag at the games
In Equestria Games. Ponyville sends a delegation to the eponym event in the Crystal Empire.
Infrastructure and places
The Infrastructure of Ponyville consists of mostly medieval village-style architecture.